A decent grade machine made laid paper in cream with a subtle texture.
Abbey Paper Mills were established near the foot of the Greenfield Valley, north of Basingwerk Abbey, around 1821.
The mill was run by a variety of operators until 1854 when it was taken over by the London firm of Grosvenor, Chater & Co.; it was believed to be the largest paper mill in Wales at that time. Its output was high-quality writing and ledger paper, for many years using esparto grass imported from north Africa.
The paper mill closed in 1982.
Sold in packs of 5
Watermark - "Abbey Mills Greenfield" and a crown
Size - 443 x 568 mm, 17 3/4 x 22 3/8 inches
Weight - 130gsm approx
Surface - NOT (between smooth and textured), Laid
Uses: drawing, printmaking, some digital print, bookbinding.